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Sometimes I get sick of teaching people how to squat correctly or convincing people that not benching 3x per week won’t start the Apocalypse. Sometimes I just want to talk about Beast Wars, food, or a recent movie I saw. This section is what I do so that I don’t have to assume a fake identity and start trolling random message boards.

Day 5: Ballina, Sydney, Pokolbin, Success!

Lisa’s daily dairy of our Australian Adventure continues (cue old-school 1960s Batman music here. Dah-na-na-na-na-Dah-na-na-na-na)…. For no reason whatsoever I woke up at 4:00am and couldn’t go back to sleep. I think it’s because it feels like Christmas every morning since a few days before we even left for the trip! We enjoyed a quiet… Read more

Day 4: Seminar Sunday

Lisa’s daily dairy of our Australian Adventure continues…… Greetings! Tony and I made it all the way to 5:30am, so our clocks are just about re-set to Aussie time. Since we’re quick to acclimate to local culture, we waited until 7:00am before heading out for brekkie. As directed by Shannan, we went to The Gallery… Read more

Day 3: Aussie Sunrise, Turkish Toast, and a Big-Assed Mackrel

Day #3 of Lisa’s diary of our Australian Adventure. We made it straight to 4:00am! 8 hours of sleep is nothing to complain about, and Tony and I enjoyed a quiet morning while I worked on this little travel blog, and Tony reviewed some of his slides for today’s seminar. We were starving, but forced… Read more

Day 2: Goonsacks, M.A.M.I.L.’s, and Brekkie.

Lisa Continues her daily dairy of our trip to Australia. We Made it! Local time 7:05am, out of the plane and hugging our first host, Shannan by 8:00am. (A quick synopsis of who Shannan is: he’s a former distance coaching client of Tony who own his own strength and conditioning facility in Ballina. This trip’s… Read more

Day 1: 20 Hours On a Plane

What follows is Lisa’s daily diary of our musings and doings while visiting Australia. Hello Friends! Tony and I just spent 6 hours in a plane from Boston to LAX, and then 14 hours from LAX to Brisbane. The journey has begun. Thanks for joining. Here’s Tony, as excited as can be as we boarded… Read more

Favorite Movies of 2014 (The Fan Boy, I Promise I Don’t Still Live in My Parent’s Basement Version)

In case you missed it, I shared my uppity snob list of favorite movies of 2014 not too long ago. You can check it out HERE. To enjoy it and to really bask in it’s uppityness, I’d encourage you to peruse it while bathing in a gold plated tub filled with Riesling while a Victoria… Read more

Favorite Movies of 2014 (The Uppity Movie Snob Version)

I’ve made it known that if I weren’t a strength coach I’d somehow try to find a way to watch movies for a living. Okay, that’s a lie. First I’d want to be a professional baseball player. Second choice would be an Avenger. And third would have to be starting my own taxi service using… Read more

Classy, Comfy, Complimentary: Steel & Rye

Note from Tony: Every weekend Lisa and I make the trek into the city (Boston) to eat some fabulous food. We’re original and appropriately call this event “Date Night.”  [FYI: Lisa vetoed my idea to call it something with more bravado: I.e., “A Night of Libations, Eating Dead Animal Flesh, and Crushing Gluten.” Yes, I… Read more